Ruth Roshan & Mike Rolland in session

29 July 2015 by Pure Radio

The wonderful Ruth Roshan returned for her third Roots & Fusion session, this time with Blackpool based Mike Rolland from Blue Pig Orchestra / Phantom Voices.

Ruth & Mike had not met before the morning of the session, so what transpired was musical magic…

With Ruth playing mandolin, Mike on guitar and both sharing vocals, they played one song of Ruth’s, two of Mike’s and a couple of traditional / well known tunes…

Inspired by a deep love of Tango, Australian Ruth has just released her third album with her group Tango Noir.

1) The Trees They Do Grow High
2) Soft Light
3) Wrecks
4) Dirty Old Town
5) Gallows Hill

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Legal Aid, Stockport County & Student Camper 28 Jul 15

28 July 2015 by Pure Radio

What impact will planned cuts to legal aid and the courts service have on Stockport? Liam Smith looks ahead to Stockport County’s friendly against a Manchester United U21 side. And the student who came up with a novel way of saving some cash whilst studying in Manchester — by camping in a Stockport back garden.

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Virgin Trains, Stepping Hill & Giant Hogweed 21 Jul 15

21 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Plans to install ticket barriers on the underpass at Stockport station, Stepping Hill is awarded specialist hospital status and the most dangerous plant in Britain — that could be on its way to Stockport. Plus, Jane and Simon round up the rest of the week’s headlines.

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Jul 2015 - LGBT Hate Crime Partnership

16 July 2015 by Pure Radio

A hate crime is any crime that is motivated by prejudice against part of the victim’s identity.

The LGBT Foundation have joined forces with 30 other organisations across the country in the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership – which aims to increase reporting, and improve support for victims.

Under the Rainbow has been hearing about it from the LGBT Foundation’s Community Safety Coordinator, Jessica White.

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David Schofield, Community Meals & The Budget 14 Jul 15

14 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Concert pianist David Schofield from Heald Green was on holiday in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire on the beach, killing 38 people. He told Jane about the attack and his new charity single. Plus, with Stockport’s community meals service under threat we hear the views of two councillors. And was last week’s Budget good for business in Stockport? Christian Mancier, former Stockport president of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, analyses the Chancellor’s little red box for us.

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